If you didn’t know, now you do. The Diamondbacks’ ace, Zac Gallen, grew up in South Jersey. If you’re still looking for something to hate about the DBacks, you can hang your hat on the fact that Gallen grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Something about him enjoying Scott Rolen’s best years really grinds my gears. But in 2008, when the Phils won it all, his mom, like any true Phillies fan, didn’t let her son go to the parade because he wasn’t a Phillies fan, via Alex Coffey at the Inky:

Things came to a head in 2008, when the Phillies won the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays. Zac, who was 13 at the time, wanted to skip school and go to the parade on Broad Street. Stacey had other ideas.

“He was like, ‘I’m gonna take off school and go to to the Phillies parade,’” Stacey said. “And I told him, ‘No, you’re not.’ And he was like, ‘What?’ And I was like, ‘You’re not a Phillies fan. You don’t get to take off school to go to a party.’

“All of his friends were going so he figured he was going. You can’t have it both ways.”

I love this lady! Oh, all your friends are going to the parade? Tough shit. Enjoy math while they watch Chase Utley and Ryan Howard slam beers on a giant bus down Broad Street. Sorry. This is a society. There are rules. I hope Stacey went to the parade without him.

Here’s the full Inquirer story: Stacey Gallen grew up at the Vet, was raised on Harry Kalas, and will watch her son pitch against the Phillies in Game 1 of the NLCS